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Hotel Alfonso XIII

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is a stunning hotel Alfonso XIII, which opened after a $25 million restoration that has returned the hotel to its former splendour and magnificence. The reopened hotel Alfonso XIII will be the first of four Luxury Collection hotels that have undergone multi-million dollar restoration and opening in the next 12 months. The opening of the hotel Cristina in San Sebastian which is scheduled for July 2012, and Prince de Galles Paris and The Gritti Palace in Venice will be able to accept its first guests in early 2013.

“World Luxury Collection portfolio continues to grow, so for us it is very important that we continue our investment in legendary hotels network in Europe, allowing you to emphasize the heritage and history of the brand, says Paul James (Paul James), the Head of St brands. Regis and Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. Hotel Alfonso XIII is a landmark in Seville since 1928, and we are very happy to provide the travelers and local residents the beauty of this special place, as well as top quality of service and style, which is famous hotels Luxury Collection”. Continue reading

Top-5 hotels from famous movies

Would you like to visit the hotel where they filmed your favorite movie? It’s real! Of course, films are often decorations. For example, the hotel “Grand Budapest” in the recent movie of Wes Anderson actually there and we see only the layouts of hotels in Gellert in Budapest and the Bristol Palace in Karlovy vary. But most of the hotels shown in the movie is absolutely real and here you can book a room, feeling like a Hollywood star.

1. Beverly Wilshire Hotel

The famous hotel, located on the Eastern side of the southern part of Rodeo Drive in Beverly hills. It is here that time Edward and Vivian, the main characters of “Beauty”. Only relax in a luxurious Suite, how the characters of Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, alas, will not work, because it does not exist, it was just the scenery, built in the lobby. Even within the walls of this elegant hotel filmed the drama on Entourage HBO’s. And here are always happy to take somebody from stars. At different times, stayed here, and sometimes long lived, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Elton John, Barack Obama and even the Dalai Lama. So don’t be surprised if you meet someone from their idols in the lobby. Continue reading

The legendary Raffles hotel in Singapore

Legendary in the hospitality business named Singapore Raffles were Armenian Sarkis brothers. Shortly after its founding, the hotel became the most successful Armenian business in Southeast Asia. According to the many reviews of guests, the hotel simultaneously harbored both the exotic East and the spirit of old England.

In 1887 the brothers Tigran, Martin, Avet and Arshak Sarkis base on the island of Singapore the Raffles hotel, naming it in honor of the founder of the colony of Thomas Stamford Raffles. They open a 10-room colonial Bungalow at the intersection of beach road (Beach Road) and Bras the Bass road (Bras Basah Road). As it turned out recently, the study of historical documents concerning the construction of the hotel, the place of construction and building belonged at the time of the famous Arab trader, Syed Mohammad Alsagoff. The hotel opened on December 1, 1887 and was dedicated to the birthday of the Queen of great Britain.

Two years later, the company announces an extension to the old building two new wings to the facades of the sea. In a year when the hotel was opened a pool hall, for guests organized the first free Banquet with music. Continue reading

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